Francais  Anglais

Under the patronage of the Japanes Ambassy in France


Japanese theatre costumes
March 7 - July 15, 2012


The Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent has devoted its 17th exhibition to Japanese theatre costumes, known as the Kabuki. The costumes from the Shôchiku Costume, accompanied by accessories, engravings, photographs and documentary footage, serve to illuminate a traditional dramatic art which emerged in Japan in the seventeenth century. The Fondation’s exhibition of Kabuki costumes is the first of its kind ever held in Paris.


Curator Aurélie Samuel

Exhibition designer Christophe Martin


Press release


Kabuki, Japanese Theater Costumes

Exhibition catalogue (bilingual - English and French)

Editions Artlys, 2012, 152 pages, € 30


Poster of the exhibition on sale at the bookshop, 4€ 



Exhibition organized with the gracious loan of works from :


Shôchiku Costume, Tokyo 

Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet 


Musée des Arts asiatiques, Nice


and in partnership with  

© Shôchiku Costume Co, Ltd, Tokyo

Poster of the exhibition
on sale at the bookshop, 4€

Partnership with
the Guimet Museum

All visitors to either the Guimet Museum or to the exhibition at the Fondation can redeem their tickets for a reduced price admission to the partner institution.



Quatre conférences, animées par Monique Younès, seront proposées les 27 mars, 17 avril, 10 mai et 19 juin 2012 à 19h dans les salons de la Fondation.

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